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dereliction of duty

An intentional and egregious failure to perform one's required duty or uphold one's responsibility. The coach was fired for a dereliction of duty when he failed to report the incident.
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The post China detains 12 over Tianjin blasts, accuses officials of dereliction appeared first on Cyprus Mail .
Those charged include a First Lieutenant, who faces eight counts of dereliction of duty, two Staff Sergeants, three Sergeants and two Specialists.
By that standard, the PM was also in conspiracy so far as dereliction of duty is concerned.
Four FPS guards who were on duty on the Medicine City gates were detained for dereliction despite strict orders to them to tighten measures on vehicles entering the facility," Attiya added.
What is galling, what is incomprehensible is that the NCUA has shown no remorse for its dereliction, rather it has had the audacity to rectify its failed oversight responsibility by imposing assessments that even healthy credit unions are hard pressed to cough up, assessments that couldn't come at worse time.
Michev is charged with dereliction and released on BGN 10 000 bail.
In his interim report, Justice (retired) Muzaffar Jan has found the Shopian district administration guilty of "destroying vital evidence, not preserving the scene of crime, interfering with post-mortem report and dereliction of duty.
Tyn-y-Coed was rescued from dereliction in 1975 - it's now a stunning family home surrounded by open countryside
Dear Editor, I felt that I had to write in about the use of the Jewellery Quarter picture in your article about dereliction and rates on empty buildings.
Situated cattycorner to Military Park, just a few blocks from one of the city's busiest intersections at Broad and Market Street, 1180 Raymond Boulevard, with its crumbling facade, shattered windows and long abandoned corridors, was an example of the kind of unabashed dereliction that clogged even the main thoroughfares of this city, located just a few miles from Manhattan but seemingly a world away from its success.
As Patrick Buchanan says in his book State of Emergency, "Bush's refusal to stop the invasion and secure our borders is a historical dereliction of presidential and constitutional duty, which in times past would be reason for impeachment.
Shanahan documents this dereliction of duty, to the detriment of the children.
THERE'S a lesson to be learned from the tale of the Los Angeles Zoo employee who was forced to resign after failing to raise the alarm about Gita the elephant, who later died: Dereliction of duty while in employ of the city only matters when the victims are of the nonhuman variety.
Now, seen in straightforward still shots that fade into one another, the island looks as if abandoned in a rush: The camera catches deteriorated beds, sewing machines, children's toys, a chemistry lab with bottles out on the tabletops, drips and leaks; the impression of dereliction is reinforced by the obvious disrepair of some of the buildings and by the light overgrowth covering the exteriors.
It is a little known mixture of industrial dereliction and low-key industry, sorely in need of a shot in the arm.